New reference standard available - the BPNARM

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is pleased to announce the release of the first British Pharmacopoeia Nucleic Acid Reference Material (BPNARM).  This is now available to purchase from the BP website.

The trnH-psbA BPNARM enables the user to confirm the efficiency of DNA extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification procedures by acting as a positive control.  It is intended for use in conjunction with the newly published Appendix XI V, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)-based Identification Techniques for Herbal Drugs in the BP 2016 (link requires an active subscription to the BP 2016 Online).

trnH-psbA BPNARM can be found in the BPCRS catalogue, number 1185.